Skip to comments.PETRAEUS COLLEAGUE: Biographer Paula Broadwell 'Got Her Claws Into Him'
Posted on 11/10/2012 8:15:04 AM PST by RoosterRedux
I reached out to a senior military source who has worked with Petraeus, (P4) as he's referred to within the service, and who helped provide background information for Broadwell's book. I'll call the officer "James Downing"). A transcript of our conversation follows:
BI: Did anyone know about the affair before today?
James: I'm not sure anyone really "knew", per se. But it's one of those things that, as soon as the announcement was made, I knew in an instant who it was. Everything made sense. Who had exclusive access to him? Who wrote the hagiography on his life? Who framed their entire existence around his persona? It wasn't hard to make the guess, and the rest is public knowledge now. One day, she's celebrating her birthday as an accomplished (if you want to use that term) author and PhD candidate, the next she's Paula Jones.
BI: Did you know Broadwell long?
James: I've known her for a few years, probably five or six. When she started work on the bio she called me for background on one of the general's previous deployments. I probably gave her four hours or so, and we stayed in touch after that by email and an occasional phone call. Over that time, she went from someone very likeable to a shameless self-promoting prom queen. A very disturbing shift in how she carried herself. If she knew P4 was going to make an appearance at an event, she'd crash it without an invitation (she actually did this at the wedding of some close friends of mine) and photo bomb[ed] sic everyone there.
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Check out this letter to the editor of the NYT earlier this year. (July 13, 2012) The plot thickens.
MY WIFES LOVER
My wife is having an affair with a government executive. His role is to manage a project whose progress is seen worldwide as a demonstration of American leadership. (This might seem hyperbolic, but it is not an exaggeration.) I have met with him on several occasions, and he has been gracious. (I doubt if he is aware of my knowledge.) I have watched the affair intensify over the last year, and I have also benefited from his generosity. He is engaged in work that I am passionate about and is absolutely the right person for the job. I strongly feel that exposing the affair will create a major distraction that would adversely impact the success of an important effort. My issue: Should I acknowledge this affair and finally force closure? Should I suffer in silence for the next year or two for a project I feel must succeed? Should I be true to my heart and walk away from the entire miserable situation and put the episode behind me? NAME WITHHELD
Dont expose the affair in any high-profile way. It would be different if this mans project was promoting some (contextually hypocritical) family-values platform, but that doesnt appear to be the case. The only motive for exposing the relationship would be to humiliate him and your wife, and thats never a good reason for doing anything. This is between you and your spouse. You should tell her you want to separate, just as you would if she were sleeping with the mailman. The idea of suffering in silence for the good of the project is illogical. How would the quiet divorce of this mans mistress hurt an international leadership initiative? Hed probably be relieved.
The fact that youre willing to accept your wifes infidelity for some greater political good is beyond honorable. In fact, its so over-the-top honorable that Im not sure I believe your motives are real. Part of me wonders why youre even posing this question, particularly in a column that is printed in The New York Times.
Your dilemma is intriguing, but I dont see how its ambiguous. Your wife is having an affair with a person you happen to respect. Why would that last detail change the way you respond to her cheating? Do you admire this man so much that you havent asked your wife why she keeps having sex with him? I halfway suspect youre writing this letter because you want specific people to read this column and deduce who is involved and whats really going on behind closed doors (without actually addressing the conflict in person). Thats not ethical, either.
She has claws in there?
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I just hope it all leads back to Benghazi.
Not bad. Not bad at all...
Odumbo’s men were going to sit on this until they needed it, and voila, Benghazi Gate, and bye-bye P4.
Obama would never hire anyone he couldn’t get dirt on ,dirt is part of the job requirements
I guess we know why she titled the book, “All In”.
Petraeus was only hired to get traction with Centrist voters and Moderate Republicans, now that the election is over, his services are no longer needed.
Maybe she should have been the head of the CIA since she supposedly ruled the actual head of the CIA.
Do you think Patreus takes a canoe out tomorrow?
I feel sorry for his wife. Hate to be embarrassed in front of the world like that because her husband couldn’t keep it in his pants.
He was suppose to be a man of honor and discipline. Turns out he’s just a creep.
This was a hit on the man who left himself open with his own sin to protect the agent of Satan. Evil is all around us.
Most ironic book title since Jerry Sandusky’s “Touched”.
Last night I looked at hubby and said....wth is wrong with these people? He destroyed his career and marriage for a roll in the hay. That is the same thing as if you were sleeping with one of your female firefighters. (He was Captain of a station that at one time had up to 3 female firefighters).
He simply looked at me and said....I would never do that. I sighed and said I knew that.
My mom used to say -
When women keep their skirts down and men their pants up, these things would not happen.
I just read that NYT ‘letter’. I ran across this post on another forum and went ‘hmmmmmmmm’:
Word out is that the above letter I posted from the NYTs July of 2012 .was meant for Petraeus .Yet it ran affair the affair was over .So that letter was a THREAT a threat to mind his Ps and Qs .
Blackmail? Why? ..For what purposes? A 4 star General, a particularly ambitious one .would not want to go down in the trash heap of history .
If this is being leaked a letter from July of 2012 . That ran in the New York Times, The Ethicist .it is because someone wants the people to know Petraeus was being blackmailed .someone from inside the FBI or the CIA .
Was this a shot across his bow to stand down as their planned kidnap scheme went forth or to stand down as Missile Running was taking place to AlQaeda or what?
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